Jan
29
Mon
Social Media Demystified – Free event @ Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Jan 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Social Media Demystified - Free event @ Community Futures Central Kootenay | Nelson | British Columbia | Canada

Are you still waiting to use social media to market your service or product? Confused by the options? Here’s a brief overview of easy and inexpensive (or free) ways to market to a big audience with huge results. Bring your lunch and be prepared for a fun filled, action packed info session! This session is free but pre-registration is required!

Instructor: Chris Holland

Jan
30
Tue
FREE! Social Media Cafe @ Rossland Library Tickets
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
FREE! Social Media Cafe @ Rossland Library | Rossland | British Columbia | Canada

“Demystify the World of Social Media” 

This workshop will teach you how social media can work for you and your business. Also, give you an introduction into social media sites, such as, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and Pinterest. You will get a break down of what they do and how they can work for you.

Bring a coffee, your lunch, smartphone, laptop and come get an inspirational look into the ever changing world of social media, in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.

Feb
2
Fri
Fusion Marketing – Fusion Mind @ Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fusion Marketing - Fusion Mind @ Community Futures Central Kootenay | Nelson | British Columbia | Canada

Fusion marketing is working in a collaborative way with other businesses for mutual profitability. This course looks at the theoretical and practical uses of Fusion and focuses on the best methods for individual venture. Includes hands-on instructions on how to find your best fusion. You will walk away with an individualized prospect list, and a clear action plan to implement. $50+gst

Instructor: Chris Holland

Feb
6
Tue
Search Engine Optimization @ Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Search Engine Optimization @ Community Futures Central Kootenay

Instructor: Zeb Hansell

Are people able to find your website quickly and easily? Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a complex subject but it doesn’t have to be.  This class explains SEO best practices and demonstrates the tools that will simplify the process.  SEO has changed a lot over the years updating to bring us smarter and better results.  Join us to hone your optimizing skills in this half-day class. Target your customers with helpful tips and tricks. $60+GST

Registration Deadline: Feb 1

FREE! Social Media Cafe @ Rossland Library Tickets
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
FREE! Social Media Cafe @ Rossland Library

Free! Social Media Cafe Series

“Demystify the World of Social Media.” Learn how social media can work for you and your business, in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. Bring a coffee, your lunch, smartphone, laptop, and come join us at the Rossland Library to learn and share how social media works.

Feb
7
Wed
Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn – Beginner @ Nelson Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn - Beginner @ Nelson Community Futures Central Kootenay | Nelson | British Columbia | Canada

Learn the basics on how to use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to benefit your business and bring you more customers. The morning will be spent talking about why these platforms are useful and how to gain a wider audience. The afternoon is in the computer lab where you will set up your Facebook business page, Twitter and LinkedIn profiles and start using them!
Registration Deadline: Feb 5

Instructor: Chris Holland

Feb
8
Thu
Selling Your Products Online 101 @ Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Selling Your Products Online 101 @ Community Futures Central Kootenay

Instructor: Nikta Boroumand
This is not a computer workshop; the formatting is a combination of lectures, presentations and Q&A.
Explore ways to sell your products online like online Marketplaces (eg: Amazon), Online Craft Fairs (eg: Etsy), Social Networks (Facebook) as well as your own online storefront. But before you pull up your sleeves to build an online store, there are some fundamental elements that you must account for like how to package, ship, accept payments, and provide customer support just to name a few. Learn about the components required for building a successful online store that generates income. You will get an introduction to the basics of trusted online services, as tools for selling online: PayPal integration, WordPress.com for Artisans, Wufoo forms, Etsy, Wix, Volution, Squarespace and Shopify, You will also learn about the importance of understanding regulations and legalities of selling online in Canada with tips as to where to find this information.
$120. +gst
Deadline to register: Feb 2

Feb
15
Thu
How to Write Killer Sales Copy @ Nelson Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
How to Write Killer Sales Copy @ Nelson Community Futures Central Kootenay | Nelson | British Columbia | Canada

If you do online sales (or plan to), you need to communicate in an effective way that moves people to take action. Sales Copy and Sales Pages (also known as ‘landing pages’) use particular formulas and language written with the intention of encouraging people to invest in your product or service. Whether you want people to sign up for your email list, your opt-in, register for a webinar or class, follow you on social media or make a purchase you need to persuade your reader to take action! In this course you will learn the steps to create an actual sales page and uncover the elements of writing sales copy. You will leave with a step by step guide that you can use anytime you need to create a new sales page for your product or service. Registration Deadline: Feb 9

Instructor: Julia Gilmore

Feb
20
Tue
Branding – Company Identity Design @ Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Branding – Company Identity Design @ Community Futures Central Kootenay

Instructor: Brad Steele
Make a visual statement about your business by designing your own professional-looking company business logo. Starting with design principles and ideation, this course will also cover creative concepts, critique, typography, colour theory and file formats.
Deadline to register: Feb 15
$80 +GST

Feb
21
Wed
Building Your Website with WordPress.com @ Nelson Community Futures Central Kootenay Tickets
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Building Your Website with Wordpress.com @ Nelson Community Futures Central Kootenay | Nelson | British Columbia | Canada

Day 2 is Feb 22

In this hands-on two day workshop you will learn to create, build and manage your own website using the world’s leading open source web publishing platform, WordPress.com. Bring your text, images, and imagination to build your own fully functioning website (with free hosting) in this two day workshop. Workshop format involves some lecture and demonstration, but is centered on participants engaged in their own website project. With a small class size, there is plenty of time for questions and one-on-one instruction. Participants must have intermediate computer and Internet skills, including experience with software such as Microsoft Word, and ability to navigate folders for accessing and saving documents and images. You must also have a web email account that can be accessed during the workshop.

Deadline to register: Feb 16

More info: www.bigbrowneyes.ca/posts/wordpress-com-workshop/

Instructor: Nikta Boroumand